Most Under Rated MC?

  • Most Under Rated MC?

    Who do you think has been over looked by hip-hop fams as a great emcee?
    And maybe add why you think they were overlooked and what makes them a great emcee?

  • Black Thought of the Legendary Roots Crew

    I think Black Thought is the most underrated MC of all time. The man brings the essence of hip hop with his music. He can freestyle with the best, he is the best MC i have seen live and he always brings real issues in his rhymes without being preachy or boring. He uses his voice like an instrument When he has a guest appearence on a track he always kills it and stands out even when he's rapping along side a legendary emcee like Big Pun for example. I also think he is the most consistant rapper ever. I can't name a bad Roots album or even a song come to think of it. Also he has worked with a lot of great artists and introduced and supported a lot of underground artists.

    Tracks featuring Black Thought
    Super Lyrical -Big Pun
    Hard Hitters - Dilated Peoples
    Right Now -Fort Minor
    Love Movin' -J Dilla
    Zen Approach (Cradle Mix) -DJ Krush
    Pimpa's Paradise -Damian Marley
    My Favorite Mutiny -The Coup

    A sampling from The Roots tracks that show his lyrical and freestyle ability.
    Don't Say Nothin' -The Roots
    Web -The Roots
    Rhymes And Ammo by The Roots ft Talib Kweli

    And to hear his talent as a live emcee check out the whole Come Alive Album.

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 2 Sep 2009, 18:56
    not the best but surely the most underrated: Blu. only gained medium attention due to his collaboration with Exile. But his solo stuff is not a bit less great!

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 7 Sep 2009, 16:51
    Sticky Fingaz is pretty underrated.

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 8 Sep 2009, 22:29
    i agree about blu :(

    also K-rino


  • Underrated Group???

    Epsilon Project- The Freeloaders EP- (free download)Epsilon Project

    Buy or download all of our music:
    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 10 Sep 2009, 04:52
    that epsilon project was tight


  • illa.J

    R.I.P GURU! Keith Elam (July 17, 1961 – April 19, 2010)
    You will always be loved and cherished, forever in our hearts!!!

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 10 Sep 2009, 07:08
  • One.Be.Lo
    s.o.n.o.g.r.a.m (his solo debut) & Masters Of Universe (by his group Binary Star) are both classics.

    I made a date with divinity but she didn't let me f*ck
  • havent heard that one in awhile..oh and btw this is oldisis accnt up there.. well my new one.

  • i think these guys are great Diafrix

    • thakes said...
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    • 22 Oct 2009, 06:16

    I second One.Be.Lo

    One Be Lo for sure gets slept on. I only discovered Binary Star by some side-column I read in Spin or something that mentioned the album. Definitely a must-cop. I named all of my college drinking teams after the song "Conquistadors".

    I think R.A. The Ruggedman gets slept on. I know I slept on him for the longest time. Dude has bars for days, one of my favorite MC's now.

    I run aboveGround Magazine:
  • R.A verse on Jedi Mind Trick's Uncommon Valor is fuckin ill! one of the best verses ever!!

    I made a date with divinity but she didn't let me f*ck
  • Rock.from.heltah.skeltah.and.everything.hess.made

    R.I.P GURU! Keith Elam (July 17, 1961 – April 19, 2010)
    You will always be loved and cherished, forever in our hearts!!!

  • one be lo, binary star, jay electronica

    • vu1tur3 said...
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    • 10 Nov 2009, 18:16
    Senim Silla
    Talib Kweli
    MC Supernatural
    El Da Sensei
    Lo Down (RIP)
    Edgar Allen Floe
    Chief Kamachi

    Any old school artist too, no one knows who they are anymore.

  • Is Talib Kweli really underrated? even Jay-Z mentioned his name in that Em-produced joint (can't remember it's name).
    and Cool Calm Pete is madly underrated too. Lost is one of the best Def Jux releases IMO.

    I made a date with divinity but she didn't let me f*ck
  • Malik B from the old Roots

    • Vezl said...
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    • 14 Nov 2009, 19:11
    Mykill Miers
    El Da Sensei

  • AZ

    • Tapi0 said...
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    • 24 Nov 2009, 10:56
    El Da Sensei
    One Be Lo
    Wise Intelligent
    MF Grimm

    Edited by Tapi0 on 4 Apr 2010, 09:39
  • blackalicious, black thought, busta rhymes, ras kass, twista, krayzie bone

    some of those might not be underrated to some but based on how well known they are and how little i see them in top 10 lists, that's what i'm sticking with

  • Did someone say BUSTA RHYMES?!!!

    Busta Rhymes is definitely underrated!! He gets mad recognition even now that he's fallen off so fucking hard. He hasn't made a good album in a decade!!

    • landyl said...
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    • 29 Nov 2009, 18:27
    the last emperor

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